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Kent State University Student Wins Spot on National Leadership Council (06/09/2009)

Stephanie Mehle, a freshman justice studies and political science double major at Kent State University, has been selected to serve as a member of the National Leadership Council (NLC) for the 2009-2010 academic year. The council is a leadership opportunity offered by The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), an honor society inviting freshmen and sophomores.

“It felt so amazing to be chosen to serve on the National Leadership Council,” Mehle says. “I could not believe it was happening to me.”

NSCS awards about 20 council positions every year to students who display leadership qualities both at their NSCS chapter and in their on-campus activities. Students apply for these positions and are evaluated based on their NSCS involvement and their adherence to NSCS’ values of scholarship, leadership and service.

“I hope to gain valuable information from the Leadership Council that will benefit the chapter at Kent State,” Mehle says. “I want to work with all of my fellow members to have the best, most productive year possible.”

The council serves as a sounding board for the Society’s staff; council members also attend a local Induction Convocation and conduct research on their campus about members’ needs.

“The members of the National Leadership Council were selected based on their dedication, service and commitment to NSCS,” Executive Director Steve Loflin says. “Stephanie has demonstrated leadership, academic excellence and community involvement at Kent State University and I’m looking forward to watching how she will shape the NLC.”

Mehle, who is from Canfield, Ohio, says this is a great achievement for her and all the members of the NSCS. She hopes to share her experience with as many people as possible.

“I am so thrilled to have the honor of serving on the National Leadership Council, representing Kent State,” Mehle says.

About NSCS:

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization to invite first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, leadership and networking opportunities. NSCS has more than 625,000 members and 235 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.


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